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Guesthouse Balmoral Arms (Ballater, United Kingdom)

Guesthouse Balmoral Arms (Ballater, United Kingdom)

About Balmoral Arms

The Deeside Inn is a traditional Scottish inn, offering a lively music scene and cosy, homely lounge area. Each of the 55 rooms benefits from en-suite bathroom facilities, TV, desk and chair, tea and coffee-making facilities as well as other basic amenities. There are a number of dog-friendly rooms available. Free parking is available for all guests, and free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel. There are disabled access guest rooms available, as well as disabled parking and disabled access throughout the hotel. The Deeside Inn has a characterful Brasserie-style restaurant which serves a traditional breakfast daily. In the evenings, guests have a choice of the taster menu or à la carte menu. The hotel is situated in Ballater, a Victorian village within the beautiful Cairngorms National Park.

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette(Unavailable)
  • A/C(Unavailable)
  • Parking
  • Balcony / Terrace
  • Washing machine(Unavailable)
  • TV / Entertainment
  • Hairdryer(Unavailable)
  • Pool(Unavailable)
  • Non-smoking rooms

Rating overview

trivago Rating Index based on 449  reviews from:
  • Hotels.com(8.0/10)
  • LocationExcellent  (8.6 / 10)
  • RoomsFair  (7.1 / 10)
  • ServiceVery good  (8.0 / 10)
  • CleanlinessVery good  (8.1 / 10)
  • Value for moneyGood  (7.9 / 10)

Positive Reviews


Great food in a lovely environment.

A number of guests comment on the excellent food on offer here, both during dinner and breakfast. Guests comment that there is a good range of food to choose from. The bar and lounge areas are, reportedly, lovely, creating a warm and homely ambience for g


Great location in the middle of town.

A few reviews note that the location of the hotel is ideal, in the middle of the village of Ballater. Although there is no parking on-site, there seems to be ample street parking and a free car park a short distance from the hotel.


Friendly, welcoming service.

Guests comment on the warm service received at the hotel. The reception, bar and restaurant all seem to be staffed by the same team, and guests comment that staff are always friendly and helpful, even during periods of business.

Negative Reviews


Slightly dated bedroom decor.

A couple of reviews comment on the dated bedroom decor, which apparently is not in keeping with the traditional and comfortable yet modern styling of the communal areas of the hotel. Guests comment that rooms are poorly thought-out, and that a re-design c


Overpriced with hidden costs.

A few guests seem to think that the hotel is overpriced given the location and the bedrooms.


Old, tired and cold bathrooms.

A couple of guests comment on the state of the bathrooms, which seem to be the let down at the hotel. Bathrooms are described as cold, old and tired. Reviews complain that showers are difficult to operate.

All amenities

Property amenities
  1. Arcade/Video games
  2. Entrance hall/lobby
  3. Express check-in
  4. Parking
  5. Pets allowed
  6. Hotel bar
  7. Non-smoking rooms
  8. PC with internet
  9. Restaurant
  10. 24-hour reception
  11. Laundry service
  12. WiFi in public areas
  1. Wheelchair accessible
  2. Accessible parking
Room amenities
  1. Ironing board
  2. Television
  3. Central heating
  4. Electric kettle
  5. Satellite TV
  6. Desk
  7. Cable TV
  8. Free WiFi (rooms)
  9. Coffee machine
Sports facilities
  1. Bike rental
  2. Golf course
  3. Horse riding
  4. Skiing
  5. Hiking trail
Food and beverage
  1. Diabetic food

Arrival / Departure

  1. Check in: 15:00
  2. Check out: 11:00


13 - 15 Victoria Road , AB35 5RA , Ballater , United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1339755413 | 

Frequently Asked Questions about Balmoral Arms

  • Is there a pool area at Balmoral Arms?

    No, Balmoral Arms doesn’t offer pool areas.

  • Are pets allowed at Balmoral Arms?

    Yes, Balmoral Arms has a pet policy that may vary based on the room type or availability. Please check with the hotel directly to learn about their pet policy.

  • Is parking available at Balmoral Arms?

    Yes, Balmoral Arms provides Parking, Accessible parking for guests.

  • What time is check-in and check-out at Balmoral Arms?

    Check-in at Balmoral Arms is available from: . Check-out time is by .

  • Where is Balmoral Arms located?

    Balmoral Arms is located in 13 - 15 Victoria Road, AB35 5RA, Ballater, United Kingdom.